Time to set the loading bench back up

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Seacowboys, Feb 19, 2007.


  1. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I haven't bothered to reload in a number of years, mostly for lack of space aboard my shanty-boat where I lived for the past several years but since I have moved to Mobile and have plenty of room in my shop, its now time to break out the gear and go for it again, especially since 7.62 x 51 seems to be drying up. Looks like most of my dies are pretty well shot with corrosion and will have to be replaced so I think I'll bite the bullet literally and spring for a new 550B Dillon and conversions for .45 ACP, .38/.357, .30 carbine, .30-06, .308, 7mm Weatherby, and .44 mag.
    Looks like the scale is a bit rusty too so I might as well go for a whole new set-up. I never did get over saving my brass, now if I can mortgage a step-child or two, maybe I buy enough powder, primers, and bullets to reload them all. Does anyone have a Dillon plate conversion chart that tells which ones are common like the .45 acp and .308?
     
  2. ghostrider

    ghostrider Resident Poltergeist Founding Member

  3. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    Funny you should ask, I was just looking at this yesterday.

    Here's one link:
    <a href="http://www.brianenos.com/pages/dillon/cal.conv.chart.html">Brianenos.com</a>

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  4. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Cool, I thought the shell plate was the same for .45acp and .308; guess I was right.
     
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